CMR Surgical has launched a new digital feature, Versius Clinical Insights, which gives hospitals and surgeons a connected collection of digital insights from surgical procedures.
Versius Clinical Insights combines existing telemetry data, clinical data and surgical videos into one place, providing insight into a surgeon’s performance, which may lead to refinements in surgical technique, possibly leading to improved surgical outcomes.
The functionality of Versius Clinical Insights can be accessed through CMR’s existing digital apps, including Versius Connect and Versius Team.
Mark Slack, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of CMR Surgical, said: “It may seem like a small tweak we’re making, but I can’t emphasise enough how important this could be for surgeons and hospitals going forward.
“Versius has always been a digitally enabled robot, and we’ve gained so many insights from thousands of cases in our CMR Clinical Registry, alongside existing surgical videos and robotic telemetry data. But combining that together in one place will give real-time clinical insights. It’s a kind of digital intelligence that surgeons have never been able to have before. That can only be a good thing for patients.”
Through Versius Clinical Insights, surgeons will be able to see patients’ clinical outcomes, compare data against global benchmarks, securely access a digital record of all the cases they have done with Versius, watch procedure videos on demand and seamlessly export case data to drive appraisals.
The first two hospitals to launch Versius Clinical Insights were in the UK in Wales, at Cardiff University Health Board and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, ahead of a global rollout in the coming months.
Mr James Ansell, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at Cardiff University Health Board, commented: “As surgeons, we always want the best for our patients, and we can only improve their clinical outcomes by learning from previous clinical experience. Robotic-assisted surgery offers the opportunity to get much more insight about how we operate. With Versius, we now have all the relevant information we need at our fingertips, and by combining it we can get real clinical insights, which will help to improve our clinical and patient outcomes.”
Hospitals will also be able to utilise Versius Clinical Insights by monitoring efficiencies and clinical outcomes to gain insights into areas of improvement.
Jonathan Morgan, Programme Manager of the All Wales Robotic Assisted Surgery Programme Manager, commented: “There are many arguments for moving towards robotic-assisted minimal access surgery, but we know that the real value will come from the data that is captured from operations. We’re delighted to partner with CMR to launch Versius Clinical Insights here in Wales and look forward to demonstrating the value of digitally-enabled surgery for patients”.
Source: CMR Surgical